Hide & Seek Book Structure

Sunday, 3/25/2018
1:00 PM-05:00 PM

Pacific Art League
668 Ramona St
Palo Alto

Registration: $89.00
$15 Materials fee payable to instructor



In this 4 hour workshop you will make a nested box structure containing 4 small books each tucked into nesting compartments. The boxes will be glued together from pre-cut mat board and covered with decorative paper. While the boxes dry we’ll stitch more books then create more boxes in which to hide them.  The previous day’s class, Book Bindings Exposed will teach the binding stitch used for these books.  While not required, it will be helpful to learn the stitches before working on these smaller sized books.

Make Your Own Coptic Stitch Journals

Two evenings
Wednesday and Thursday
January 24 and 25
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Palo Alto High School
50 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto
Room 1702

Price: $75 Plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor.

Become acquainted with variations of Coptic stitch while creating your own journals using recycled book covers.

Coptic stitch is a sewn binding method that creates an exposed spine that lays open flat.   We’ll explore three variations of the stitch over two consecutive nights resulting in three unique books that will be completed in class.

Introduced during the fourth century in Egypt by followers of the Christian Coptic church, various forms of this stitching technique have remained popular.

Papermaking Workshop

Saturday, January 27
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Palo Alto High School
50 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto
Rm 1701

$60  plus $10 materials fee payable to the instructor.

Make your own decorative paper from cotton pulp and household materials!

Students in this workshop will learn to make paper pulp from recycled materials and cotton linter. We’ll enhance the paper with a variety of inclusions to give it additional depth and texture.

After initial instruction and demonstration, students will work at their own pace to make as much paper as they desire in the allowed time.

Please bring to class a tray or bin at least 5″ X 7″ so you can transport the wet papers home.